Diamond Skills Baseball






“Mark, I just wanted to thank you for this past weekends camp at Georgetown Prep. You guys again ran a successful day and appreciate what you do.”
Eric Pearlman, Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Swarthmore College

“Mark, I plan on being at the camp on January 22, 2011. The camp is well organized and has a number of good prospects. It is well worth the time to attend.”
Lew Jenkins, Head Coach, St. Mary’s College

“Thanks Mark! Just so that you know. I thought that your event was well organized and very beneficial to the kids as well as us coaches. Looking forward to seeing you next year!”
Sherman Reed, Head Coach, Coppin State

“Mark…..Had a great time and definitely count us for next year. Many quality kids and great organization with the amount of players. Thanks again!”
Jeff Messer Asst. Coach, Slippery Rock University

“Players will get great instruction, lots of repetitions, and a positive teaching atmosphere when they work with Diamond Skills Baseball. They do a great job.”
Sergio Brown, Assistant Coach University of California-Irvine,
Assistant Coach Cal-State Fullerton University

“Energetic, Exciting, and Excellent: These continue to be the best words to describe a Diamond Skills Baseball camp.”
Gene Kearns, Scouting Director, New York Mets (East Coast)

“I love being a part of one of the best teaching camps in the country. Diamond Skills Baseball continues to push players be the best they can be.”
Bill Mosiello, Assistant Coach University of Tennessee; Assistant Coach, Arizona State University (2001); Assistant Coach, University of Oklahoma (1997-2000); Assistant Coach, University of Tennessee (1993-1995)

“Diamond Skills Baseball does a terrific job teaching players the fundamentals of good baseball. I give their camps the highest recommendation.”
Ryan Morris, Assistant Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Diamond Skills Baseball does a great job helping players understand and execute the fundamentals of baseball. Chris, Kevin, and their staff are outstanding instructors.”
Rusty Stroupe, Head Coach, Gardner-Webb University (Bolling Springs, N.C.)

“Diamond Skills Baseball is where a player learns the professional way to play baseball.”
Matt Quatraro, Hitting Coach, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

“Diamond Skills Baseball gives players awesome instruction in a positive environment.”
Anthony Everman, Assistant Coach, Virginia Tech University

“This is a big-time camp for players who are hungry to improve.”
Andrew Wright, Assistant Coach, West Virginia University

“Diamond Skills Baseball is constantly working to make their players, their camps and their coaches the best around. I love what they are doing.” “I have seen a tremendous amount of improvement in the players who work with Diamond Skills Baseball. They are organized, disciplined and do a great job making the camp exciting.”
Eric Follmar, Assistant Coach, Penn State University

“Diamond Skills Baseball continues to be the leader in teaching the game of baseball to young players.”
Sean Stifler, Head Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Great teachers are great simplifiers who can take the complex and making it simple. This is what Diamond Skills Baseball does better than anyone I have seen. Their drills and teaching patterns take difficult ideas and translate them into easy to understand fundamentals that players can quickly put into practice.”
Jim Labruchiano, Assistant Coach, College of William and Mary

“Mark, Chris and Kevin love baseball and they are passionate about helping young players get the best instruction available. This is what separates Diamond Skills Baseball from other camps.”
Brian Anderson, Assistant Coach, Marist College

“Coach I just wanted to say that it was great to meet you and tell you that you run a first class event. Thanks for having me and I will be back next year as well.”
Edwin Thompson, Asst. Coach Georgia State University

“Great Camp! We really enjoyed coming up!”
Randy Hood, Assistant Coach, UNC-Wilmington

“Thanks for having me down this past weekend. I saw a bunch of talented players. Can’t wait for next year!”
James Carone, Assistant Coach, Villanova University

“You guys run a great show, please let me know of any future camps/clinics.”
Tyler Kavanaugh, Assistant Coach, DeSales University

“Great showing you guys put on. So many kids. All those kids got good quality work in. Count us in any time you have an event like this. We were very impressed.”
Bryan Peters, Assistant Coach, High Point University

“Thanks for having me at camp on Sunday. You run a first class operation.”
Bruce Cameron, Assistant Coach, Shenandoah University


From Parents

“My children have been to many camps in the area. I was hesitant about taking my son all the way to Georgetown from Germantown. But, it was well worth the trip. I think it was one of the most organized and beneficial sessions that he has attended.
Kris Moon

“My son, Jacob Hill was very fortunate to take one of your summer clinics, which was offered at Lake Shore. It was the most incredible training opportunity he has ever experienced. Thank you so much for such an informative training clinic. We will be watching for every opportunity for any further clinics. Again, thank you so much for wonderful and comprehensive training program you offer to our children.”
Mrs. Hill

“My son Will attended your camp last week at St. Johns. He was a little apprehensive about going to a camp and not knowing anyone. Well, he had a GREAT time and learned more about the fundamentals of baseball in your week long camp then he has playing little league for the last three years.  He won one of your skills competitions on Friday and proudly wore his t-shirt for two days until I made him take it off. You really do a wonderful job with the kids. Do you run any clinics over the winter or early spring —Will can’t wait to put all the things he learned to practice and he’s already made sure I know that he wants to go back next year.”
Terry Ovington

“Diamond Skills Baseball is the most comprehensive youth training program available. The wealth of coaching experience Kevin Gibbs, Chris Rodriguez and Mark Gibbs bring together is unmatched by any other camp. The progress kids make at one week of a Diamond Skills camp is amazing.”
Greg Papillo

“I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to express how pleased I am with your organization. I had the opportunity to spend the week watching the camp and the superb job Diamond Skills instructors did with the kids. I can assure you that I will be coaching the Tigers for a very long time and will stress the importance of my team attending the camps that Diamond Skills has to offer for years to come. I look forward to a long relationship with your organization, because you are all truly professionals.”
Chris Gotwols

“My son Kenny was in your camp at Annapolis last week. WHAT A WONDERFUL CAMP IT WAS! The coaches were great! They were enthusiastic, organized and the kids learned so much about baseball. Thanks again HE LOVED IT!”
Kathleen Armiger

“Robbie has talked several times about how good your camp was. He has attended several other instructional camps and nothing else has come close. He is really looking forward to his next Diamond Skills camp.”
Bob Cumby

“My son, Chris, really enjoyed your camp. He learned a lot of new techniques to apply to his game. He can’t wait to participate in the next camp! Thank you.”
Lolly Bonomi

“My son, Sam Gondelman, has been taking the workshop at Whitby Gym on Saturday. Sam LOVES the clinic. When I picked him up two weeks ago the first words out of him mouth were, ‘That was so much much fun.’”
Larry Gondelman

“Kevin, Chris and Mark, I just wanted to thank you all for an outstanding, awesome, well taught, well organized, and well run summer camp for Lorton Little League baseball players. We are looking forward to your winter clinic.”
Jim Bacon

“Diamond Skills is a great organization that teaches the fundamentals of baseball very well. I would think that any child would benefit from their camp, especially those that are new to the game. I believe that the earlier we can teach our kids the proper fundamentals, the more quickly they will advance, and the more fun they’ll have with the game.”
Rich Feehs

“My kids are very serious about baseball and as a parent I am very serious about their development. I have found the Diamond Skills Camps to be very well organized and my kids have learned a great deal. I found the coach to player ratio to be outstanding with a lot of one on one instruction. I also feel there is a high level of bonding that takes place with both the players and the coaches. Most importantly the kids had a great time, saw a lot of baseballs, and seemed to have made friends for life.”
Duane Flowers

“I am deeply indebted to my friend Matt Eiden who suggested that we send my grandson to your camps.  He went to the hitting camp at Georgetown Visitation and then to St. John’s.  I could not have conjured up two better experiences for my grandson’s enjoyment.  I cannot convey my  perception of the overwhelming level of professionalism, enthusiasm, organization and class I have observed.  There is not much of that left these days but your hard work did not go unnoticed.”

Feedback is always tough to get, you have done this for so long I’m sure compliments are old hat.  Nevertheless, the least I can do is offer the following casual observations:

• Use of facebook as a tool was exceptional / your social media directors should be very proud of what they accomplished

• The staff was great – always putting a positive, enjoy the game spin on anything which is much different than the kids may encountered in their own spheres.  I know that is true for my grandson’s experiences.

• If a kid does not have his confidence boosted from being exposed to five days of a professional baseball level operation – I’d be surprised.

•  “love of the game” – baseball has tradition, unwritten rules, behavior that is acceptable and unacceptable.  With your combination of exercise, teaching, oversight, films, a kid could not fail to grasp why he should “love the game” and embrace its tradition.

• You have a subtle discipline in what you ask the kids to do and I think you successfully squire them around from task to task.

• The entire event has a big league feel – from MVP, silver slugger, to the announcer making sure the umpires know that there is an eye doctor available after the game for free consultations.

Your passion for the game is obvious and your skills to translate this into teaching boys is remarkable.
Thanks for all your effort.
Allan E. Burt